Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nine Patch Swap

Barb organized a nine patch swap and shared this really fun way of making the blocks.

I had never made nine patches with this method. If you are looking for making a scrappy nine patch quilt, this method is very effective.

You need 2 - 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' squares of contrasting colors. 

Each pair of fabrics makes one set of nine patch blocks.

Kelly has chosen her fabrics very carefully and did not repeat. I was having more fun swapping fabric and seeing how different colors and textures react with the same fabric.


After first few, I realized I should keep them attached so I have easier time keeping track of them.

Way too much fun!

Few more! 

I am all done with my brights. Total of 100 for the swap and few extra just for fun.
Are you tempted?
I sure hope so!

There are enough people signed up for the swap but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Go visit Barb's blog for the tutorial. Make some for yourself and your friends.


  1. Very cute blocks. looks like a flower garden.

  2. Yours look great. I need to spread mine out all together to see how they look!

  3. I love how you have laid your out in colour blocks like that. It's like the 9patch version of your streak of lightning quilt.

  4. your blocks and colors are so great!

  5. Beautiful! I love your colour choices :)

  6. I love this . . . you are a true inspiration. I am always looking for projects to use up my scraps. This quilt is so pretty. I love the cheerfulness of the colors and the small squares and the way that you are putting them together is a bit whimsical . . . Love it. I am so happy that I found your blog.
    Your new follower,
    Connie :)